Announcement Launching of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

Launching of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)

*Launching of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)*

Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts India has launched a service called "Eipo" (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f. 22/03/2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. It can also be accessed through India Post website This facility is provided only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase eIPO. The user has to register himself / herself at the website. He/ She  has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he /she desires to seek the information under RTI Act and the eIPO so generated could be used to seek information from the respective Ministry/Department. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filled up electronically, eIPO is required to be attached.  This facility is only for purchasing an IPO electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions, etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.